Feb 22, 2024
The cost of your Medicare Part D-covered drugs may change throughout the year. If you notice that your drug prices have changed, it may be because you are in a different phase of Part D coverage.
Dec 21, 2023
The new year is here! And with a new year comes changes to your Medicare costs and coverage. In this blog, you’ll learn about new updates to Medicare and understand what to expect for the coming year.
Nov 21, 2023
Sometimes a Part D plan won’t cover a medication that you need. This blog covers what you can do if this happens.
Aug 29, 2023
Medicare’s Open Enrollment is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. This period runs from October 15 through December 7, and any changes you make will take effect on January 1. You may also hear the Open Enrollment Period called the Annual Election Period.
Aug 2, 2023
As you may know, Original Medicare Part B covers 80 percent of the cost of most services. But what about the remaining 20 percent? Or the other out-of-pocket costs like deductibles or inpatient copayments? This post reviews Medigaps, which can help cover out-of-pocket costs with Original Medicare.
Jun 26, 2023
Ambulances are vehicles that transport patients to and from medical facilities, like hospitals. Ambulances are medically equipped and staffed by professionals like EMTs or paramedics. Let’s look at how Medicare covers transportation in ambulances.
May 25, 2023
Paying for prescription drugs can cause financial stress. There are some programs and strategies for lowering your prescription drugs. Let’s review some ways you can save on your drug costs.
Sep 26, 2022
Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit, is the part of Medicare that covers most outpatient prescription drugs. Part D is offered through private companies either as a stand-alone prescription drug plan for those enrolled in Original Medicare or as a set of benefits included with your Medicare Advantage Plan. Sometimes a plan’s premium increases or the plan does not cover your new medications. In this blog post we’ll discuss how you can choose and enroll in a new plan for your Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
Aug 1, 2022
It is important to understand your Medicare coverage choices and to pick your coverage carefully. Here we’ll look at one important choice—choosing between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
Apr 26, 2022
This blog post reviews state programs that help eligible people with their Medicare costs. They are called Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and are also known as Medicare Buy-In programs.